Saturday, February 06, 2010

Water Lily

"Water Lily"
Oil on Canvas Panel
Private Collection

On top of the skewed canvas, the sciatic problem and my Dad, we also had a recent electric gremlin hit our house which took out my printer and my USB hub. I guess when it rains it pours. Light bulbs blew, our rheostat in the dining room blew...all of this happened over about ten days. We called the power company and no one seems to have a clue what hit us. Had to be a other explanation and the power company was not taking responsibility. They checked everything out and said we are fine. Hmmmmmmm. Curious, eh? I have replaced the hub and the printer now. Expensive little fellow, that gremlin.

So....I needed a little something visual to cheer me up today, so I went looking around in my files and came across this Water Lily I painted a couple of years ago. My husband and I had gone up to Bass Lake close to Blowing Rock, NC on a beautiful September Saturday and walked around the lake. This was one of only a couple of the lilies still blooming. I was happy to grab a picture and have something to paint when we came home. Now when I look at it, I remember that happy September Saturday.


Beverly Gurganus said...

Beautiful piece...I like your dog paintings, too. I have never atempted animals :o) Are most of your animal paintings commissions? Wondering how you come across so many different dogs and cats.

Cheryl Pass said...

Hi Beverly...Thanks for the nice words! Yes, most of the animal paintings you see here are commissions of other people's pets, with a few of my own (dogs) thrown into it also. They all have some unique personality and that is what makes them so much fun! Plus I love them.
Took a look at your the teapot!